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A 32-year-old member asked:

Could a bone shift with a plate screwed into it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: The screws could come loose or the bone may eventually not heal, resulting in breakage of the plate or screws.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: But only if there is failure of the plate and screws.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Will bones heal after removing the screws and plates?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Scott Rudkin
24 years experience
Yes: Are removal or orthopedic fixation devices (eg. Screws/plates), the bones remodel and fill in the defects left by the hardware.

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